A couple of weeks ago I went to East Amory Elementary to take a picture of some students planting a tree. The weather was actually nice and the kids were joking around with one another which took me back to my days at EAES. Back then, there were no walls separating the rooms. Instead, the […]
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By Mary Kitchens/Director of Mississippi’s Toughest Kids My mother collected bells. She not only collected bells, but she collected information about bells; we have scrapbooks. It’s really a very interesting hobby. One of my grandson’s, James, is sick right now, and his mother, Suzy, gave him a bell to ring when he needed something. He […]
By District 20 Rep. Chris Brown This week, we turned our focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and is charged with designing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 state budget, which begins July 1. The Ways and Means […]
By Judy Baxter, Amory Proud promotions committee chairwoman With a new year here, the holidays over and spring soon to arrive, Amory Main Street’s promotions committee is working hard on fundraisers and business activities. On Feb. 10, at Millers on Main, we sponsored a Merchant’s Breakfast for the businesses in town. There were almost 50 in […]
By District 20 Rep. Chris Brown We faced two big deadlines this week as they made their way through the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 12, was the deadline for Original Floor Action on general bills and constitutional amendments. If a bill was reported out of a committee but was not addressed before this deadline, it died. […]
I never really thought that I was addicted to my smart phone until about six month ago when I realized I was using it for just about everything. I use it as an alarm clock. I use it to change the channel on the television, and it even controls the thermostat at the house. It […]
A couple of weeks ago, there was a story all over the news about a cat named Bart who got hit by a car in Tampa. Bart was buried in a shallow grave after his owner presumed he was dead. The cat cashed in on one of his nine lives to claw himself out of […]
By Dee Allison, president of the Quality Education Foundation in Amory and Mike Manning, vice president. What is the Quality Education Foundation? Oddly enough, and in spite of our 18 year history, most people outside the field of education do not know we exist. The answer? QEF is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising […]
We can’t underestimate the importance of how a solid public school district and a prosperous community are one in the same. Without good schools, our future is bleak. We also can’t underestimate how important the support of the private sector is to have a successful district. They go hand in hand. With that said, we […]
- Aberdeen, Amory begin Lenten Luncheon series February 23, 2015
- Aldermen entertain presentation of Lift, Inc.’s services February 26, 2015
- Museum scales back being open on Sundays February 26, 2015
- Monroe County Snow 2015 February 26, 2015
- Lady Lions battle Coffeeville to the wire in semifinals matchup February 26, 2015
- Amory native finds success in politics March 2, 2015
- Schools in need of an All-Work-No-Players Cure March 2, 2015
- Getting to know Mississippi’s Toughest Kids March 1, 2015
- Aberdeen scouts share recipes using Girl Scout cookies March 1, 2015
- NMMC Hospice to train volunteers March 1, 2015
- Danny Majors: Did the course get purchased lately?...
- Janice Cain: Thanks for that article. I am Presbyterian and man...
- Diva: This lady along with an Amory native, Jo McDivitt,...
- chris: Please notify of related post to krystal and kyle ...
- monroeme: 5 alderman and one recused himself...where I went ...